Can Older Samsung Devices Get Galaxy S24’s Always On Display Wallpaper Feature?

Samsung just announced their latest Galaxy S24 series a couple of days ago. The new phones have updated designs, new hardware, and revamped software. And most importantly, the Galaxy S24 series brings back the Exynos variants for some markets, while the others will still have the Snapdragon ones.

The new software, One UI 6.1, is based on Android 14. It brings a lot of visual changes to the interface, along with a handful of other useful features. One of the areas where Samsung has focused quite a bit when it comes to visual changes is the lock screen. One UI 6.1 comes with many new customization options for the lock screen. All of that gives you more control over how your phone looks and behaves when locked. But do the older phones get these features?

This Always On Display Feature Will Not Come to Older Devices

One of the lock screen customization features, Always On Display, got revamped with One UI 6.1. It now has an option, alongside many others, to make your wallpaper and lock screen widgets visible on the Always On Display.

This sounds very simple and basic, but there is more to it. When shown on the Always On Display, Samsung has provided users with an option to remove the background from photos with people or objects as subjects. The background of the image turns black. This not only looks awesome but also helps with battery life. If the phone displays the entire photo all the time, it will drain more battery. That is because more pixels must stay active to show all that information.

Always On Display Feature
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SamMobile says this feature will not be available on older Galaxy devices. That includes high-end flagships as well. This feature requires the efficient panels of the Galaxy S24 series to run properly without giving rise to battery draining or other issues. It is also important to note that Samsung has not officially confirmed this. So, the tech giant might change its mind and let users of at least the recent flagships enjoy this feature. We also hope that other features Samsung announces for the Galaxy S24 series will make it to older phones.

Zaid is a tech writer at DealNTech, passionate about exploring and researching new gadgets and helping readers easily understand their features. He specializes in testing PC issues and staying up-to-date on the latest PC news. Email: [email protected].

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